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Reward grows for information in killing of firefighter’s son

CHICAGO — A reward for information leading to the arrest of people responsible for the death of a Chicago firefighter's son has grown as police continue to investigate.

Chicago fire lieutenant David Bernicky held a heart-wrenching news conference Monday about his son who was found stabbed to death over the weekend.

Lt. David Bernicky, a 24-year veteran of the fire department, was surrounded by his wife, family and friends as he urged people to come forward with any information in the case.  A reward for information has grown from $2,000 to $10,000.

Tyler Bernicky, 25, was found dead in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue in East Chatham Saturday.

The Cook County medical examiner declared his death a homicide.

Chicago police detectives said he was found next to a burning van and he had been inside that van at some point before his death.

David Bernicky said his son had been at his grandmother’s house visiting relatives and working on cars.  He was still there at his grandmother’s house the night he died.

Tyler Bernicky had a passion for working on cars, according to his family. He wanted to open his own shop one day.

Chicago police continue to investigate the incident. So far, no arrests have been made.


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